DEFENCE, SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
● A new Earth observation satellite Gaofen-3 03 was successfully launched by China from Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre.
● The satellite was launched through a Long March-4C rocket. It marks the Long March’s 414th mission.
● The new satellite joined with Gaofen-3 and Gaofen-3 02 satellites to form a land-sea radar satellite constellation.
● The newly launched satellite will help Beijing to safeguard its maritime rights and interests.
● Earth Observation (EO) satellites help us to monitor and protect our environment, manage our resources, respond to global humanitarian disasters and enable sustainable development.
● Capital of China: Beijing.
● The official currency of China: Renminbi.
● President of China: Xi Jinping.
● Huang He, is also known as the Yellow River flows in China.